Sales Agronomist (entry level - new graduate)

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Job Title: Sales Agronomist (entry level - new graduate)
Location: holtwood, PA, Mid-Atlantic United States, USA

Company: The Wenger Group
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Feed Nutrition
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:

The Sales Agronomist collaborates with farmers and crop researchers to conduct detailed analysis of crop data. The incumbent needs to maintain a deep understanding and knowledge of crop production, soil control and soil management to drive a higher crop yield.  He/she will be responsible for providing agronomic product support and advice in order to sell products to customers and will develop long-term relationships with both existing and new customers.

Who are we:

  • We're a growing company in an essential sector – agriculture!
  • We provide our customers with poultry, swine, and dairy feeds, performance ingredient solutions, conventional and specialty eggs, grain, fertilizer, and allied services in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
  • We've grown steadily since 1944 from a single location to ten feed milling locations in two states.
  • Over 450 team members now call The Wenger Group home.
  • We provide ample room for career growth and advancement.
  • Additional information can be found at our web site:

What will you do:

  • Develop and implement long-term agronomic plans to maximize crop production, plant nutrients and soil health and harvesting techniques
  • Assess crop production on the farm and take and test samples (seed, plant and soil) to identify better crop solutions and farming practices
  • Test samples for nutritional deficiencies, diseases, or other changes
  • Assist with plant sourcing, testing and selection
  • Research and promote agricultural strategies to counter the effects of changes in soil, climate, weather and pest damage
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations to improve seed quality
  • Provide seed and fertilizer advice and present research to farmers regarding crops
  • Develop planting and irrigation schedules, budgets and timelines
  • Perform quality control for seed caliber and soil standards
  • Keep records of research, testing and results for each farm and customer
  • Identify prospective buyers and sales to be made in designated region
  • Construct sale proposals and contracts
  • Organize various marketing activities
  • Prepare status reports, analysis and data presentations
  • Conduct training on products and techniques through education presentations for customers and business
  • Perform other duties as assigned



•            Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and analytical

•            Excellent listening and communication skills

•            Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

•            Strong research, decision making critical thinking and problem-solving skills

•            Awareness of industry trends, technology and developments

•            Sales and presentation skills

•            Commitment to develop a safe culture

•            Demonstrates Wenger's Core Values; Integrity, Quality, Respect, Safety & Stewardship.

Physical Requirements

•            Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. on occasion

•            Ability to work outside, stand, walk, kneel and stoop for extended periods


Position Requirements:

•            Bachelor's degree in agronomy, crop or soil science or other related field

•            At least 2-4 years of work experience in agronomy

•            Strong customer relations by providing professional agronomic service and advice

•            High knowledge of agronomic marketing and development plans to support org plans

•            Minimum of 2 years in sales

•            In-depth knowledge of soil and crop principles

•            Background knowledge in fertilizer and agriculture


Benefits you will have:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision after 30 days of employment
  • 401(k) plan with an employer match
  • Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Basic Life/AD&D
  • Voluntary Life
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Easter Hams
  • Thanksgiving Turkeys
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • CDL Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wenger Scholarship Program
  • Uniform and/or Corporate Wear
  • Tool and Boot Allowances
  • Recognition Awards
  • Employee Perks Program
  • Training & Development Opportunities
  • Celebratory giveaways throughout the year
  • Sign on Bonus (eligible positions)
  • Employee Referral Bonus (after 90 days of successful employment)
  • Each team member has the potential to earn a yearly bonus based on the achievement of company goals.

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Job Post Date: 03/13/23
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